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21 Moments Anyone Who Played Sega In The '90s Will Remember

Oh, how we miss you.

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1. The glorious Sonic the Hedgehog menu screen.

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2. Sinking threes like no big deal on NBA Jam.

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3. Sticking it to the Foot Clan in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist.

4. Revelling in the sheer dopeness that was Toe Jam and Earl.

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5. And feeling smug that we got the superior version of Disney's Aladdin.

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Not only did you get to use the sword, unlike in the SNES version, but the SEGA edition of Aladdin was animated by Disney staff. Much better game, and kept you cool on the playground.

6. You were also the coolest kid on the playground if you had the Genesis version of Mortal Kombat too.

Look at that nasty fatality.
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Look at that nasty fatality.

7. While the bonus levels of Sonic 3 featured the best graphics you had ever seen.

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8. At least until Virtua Fighter arrived on the Sega Saturn and blew it out of the water.

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9. What was cooler? The dope-as-hell playable characters in Streets of Rage 3...

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(Even though you inevitably chose Axel.)

10. ...or the nifty choices you got in Golden Axe?

11. Did you ever completely lose your shit when Sonic was close to drowning?

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That music was terrifying.

12. Or wonder how Space Harrier looked just so. Damn. Good?

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13. Sega was the best – where else could you play as Michael Jackson?

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(Fun fact: MJ worked on a number of tracks for Sonic 3 before having to leave the project due to complications.)

14. Or swoop in and save Gotham like in Batman Returns?

15. Or take on the unique hellscape that was Black's palace in Gunstar Heroes?

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This thing was impossible.

16. Remember that annoying yet catchy "Game Over" jingle from Sega Rally Championship?

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17. Are there any sweeter moments in '90s gaming than nailing the loop-de-loop segment from the Green Hill Zone?

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18. Or hanging out with your ninja dog sidekick in Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi?

19. Or the joy that was cruising along in Out Run.

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Made even better with "Last Wave" on the soundtrack.

20. Maybe if you nailed a few loops in Ecco the Dolphin.

21. Oh Sega, how we love you.

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